by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist
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Well, here we go again. An event that was infinitely predictable and virtually right on schedule.
Sky News posted an article on December, 27, 2017 entitled: “Scientists predict ‘mini ice age’ could hit UK by 2030.” The article’s subtitle is: “A model of the Sun’s magnetic activity suggests the River Thames may freeze over within two decades, experts say.” Thank you to The Blaze for drawing my attention to it.
The Sun? The Sun you say. How on Earth (get it) could that huge ball of fire in the sky, that determines all seasons and sustains all life, have anything to do with a changing climate. Don’t we know by now that a changing climate has only to do with man – and more specifically, Western man. And by man, I don’t mean the all-encompassing “mankind,” but rather the endangered species known as Western White man. It’s our fault, for centuries-long “harassment” (latest buzz word) of the planet – for inventing fossil fuels and burning them with reckless abandon, thus giving the Earth a temperature. Don’t go blaming the Sun!
I can see the headline now: “Next Ice age coming – Millions will Parish – Women and Minorities Hardest hit.”
Okay, all silliness aside, this is what the global warming alarmist nuts have been trying to convince us of for the last few decades. But among the nuts were a few cooler (again – get it) heads who recognized the cycle, and thus, global warming became the more amorphous term, climate change.
Allow me to recap the cycles over the last 120 or so years so that you too can recognize how predictable they are. For a more in depth explanation, you may review an article I wrote years ago, but recently re-released last year, entitled, “Limbaugh Gets It – Is it Global Warming, or is it Cooling?”
The cycles seem to run for between 20 and 40 years.
From 1895 to about 1929, the great scientific minds of the day were convinced that “we were heading for the next ICE AGE.” A span of 34 years or so.
From about 1932 to 1970, the narrative flipped and we were warned that, “The earth is growing steadily warmer” 38 years.
In 1970 the Washington Post wrote, “Dawn of a new Ice Age”. This cooling hysteria continued, but for a much shorter period of time. Although murmurings of warming began as far back as 1981, the warming madness didn’t get traction until 1989. However it was Al Gore’s first book in 1992 that really kicked off the current warming delirium. This was only 22 years.
Now here we are in 2018, some 29 years later. It’s as I predicted years ago, and the very reason global warming became climate change. The shift would have been earlier, but there was too much money to be made from warming.
The Sky News article predicts that cooling will likely begin in earnest by around 2021 and last for about 30 years, as the Suns magnetic waves rapidly wane and Sun spot activity continues to decrease. Again – right on schedule.
We can only hope that we are not headed for another Maunder Minimum, which is a period of extraordinarily low to no Sun-spot activity and extremely low Solar magnetic waves. The last such Minimum ranged from the years 1645-1715. This was also known as the “Little Ice Age.”
My advice for the impending chilly apocalypse is to burn coal, oil, wood, old tires – whatever creates the most “greenhouse” gas. Let’s see if can stave off the Ice Age.
If not, we have the warmests to blame for creating the deadly cold that’s coming, by not allowing us to preemptively warm our planet.